Monday, 31 May 2010

hard work

well today I finished the lemon baby V neck cardigan. I then decided to design some new baby boots which i finished and then made a baby bonnet to to sit and write it down in my pattern book.....not too many crossings out this time....
lots of counting stitches....funny really because I hate maths !!
I need to take a lot of photos this week and get some of these things listed in my folksy shop.

Sunday, 30 May 2010


well I spent some of the day sorting out yarns and then settled on a baby v neck in lemon dk with some lemon sparkly yarn to decorate it
I have already done the body, fronts and one sleeve and hope to finish it all off tomorrow.

Saturday, 29 May 2010


well I worked hard today. I managed to finish the matinee coat that was ordered and also made a matching baby bonnet to go with it. I will try to deliver it to the customer in a few days time.
Now I have to sort yarns out for my next project.
I also listed one of the two baby coats in my folksy shop.

I have others to list but still need to take photos of them......wish it was as easy to take pics as to make them !!!!

Friday, 28 May 2010


went to town today to get more yarn. I already have loads but someone ordered a white baby set and I don't have enough of the same dye lot to make it.....
It is important to always use the same dye lot or there could be a visible mark across the work.
Started the baby coat and half of it is done already..... I phoned the customer to tell her that it would be delivered in a couple of days.

Thursday, 27 May 2010


We have been out most of the day so not a lot of crochet done. However I hope to finish the latest baby coat tonight...if not then tomorrow....
tomorrow I need to get more yarn, so it will be a shopping day....

Wednesday, 26 May 2010


well, I changed my mind about what to crochet today...I was going to start some more of my freeform crochet purses, but decided to start another baby jacket which I will finish first and then do some more purses.
I also spun some more fleece ready for the purses and then I will sort the yarns out into matching colourways.
It has been cooler today too.
I am out on a coach trip tomorrow, so I doubt if I will get much crochet done....better make sure that i get plenty done tonight.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010


I have started a new little baby cardigan...not sure what style I am going to do it yet....just need to go with the flow.
Very hot outside, so a good time for sitting in the sun with my yarn and hook...

Monday, 24 May 2010


well i didn't do much crochet today as we went shopping and then went out for a meal in the this is short and sweet......
need to get started on my next project...not sure what it will be this space...

Sunday, 23 May 2010


well, I managed to finish my tote bag today. it took longer to crochet the lining than make the bag but it had to be lined to give it extra strength. The bag will be listed on Folksy later today or in the morning.

I am now making some more of those pretty bullion circles...all in different colours and I will list those later in the week.

Saturday, 22 May 2010


well a really warm day here today....but still plenty of time to crochet. I finished the main parts of the tote bag and am now working on the lining. I am doing a crocheted lining in dc (sc for the US readers).....I think a crocheted bag needs a lining to help hold the weight of anything that is put in it. I have used lots of different brown and gold yarns.....and even included some of my handspun yarns too.
I hope to list it in my folksy shop next week.

Friday, 21 May 2010


well a beautiful day here today and the sea is glistening.....I managed to finish the crocheted T shirt and it is now listed in my folksy shop

I have also sorted out new yarns in browns and golds to make a tote bag. These are not my usual colours but when i was doing craft fairs I found them very popular.
I have already worked half way up the bag , so all going well so far.....and I am also collecting shorted lengths of yarn to make more of my freeform purses.

Thursday, 20 May 2010


well I got a lovely bag of yarn delivered this morning. It was a gift from a special friend and there were some beautiful yarns there. I have already used some of them in the jumper that I am is coming along nicely now. nearly finished the back and front and then just got the sleeves to do. Then I can list it......need to get some sales going.
I also have a piece of crochet in the Online challenge which is also being published in a book soon...and sold for charity. I will list the url link soon but at the moment it is not for publication, so anyone reading this will have to wait a little longer.......
time to do more crochet....

Wednesday, 19 May 2010


well this morning the postman delivered a huge cone of purple 4 now I can get on with my next project....I love purple and so do a lot of people, but it is a really difficult colour to find in the shops. NOW...I have a supply for a short while.
I am now making a child's multi coloured jumper....I work both sides at the same time, so that I make sure they match up...half way up the body part already...won't take long to finish and then start the sleeves.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010


well I spent a lot of time looking for my pattern books today...these are books full of designs that I have done in the past....I am looking for some inspiration. Then I wound off lots of small balls of yarn in similar colourways....they are now all in a bag ready to start my next project. A friend kindly said that she would send me some yarns that she no longer needed, so they might just be incorporated into this next garment.
I listed a pair of bootees in my Folksy shop and another pair in my etsy shop.....both the same but in different sizes.

The shops are looking good now....just need a few customers, so I need to get on with my crochet....

Monday, 17 May 2010

Monday 17th May

well I had a busy day today...nothing new there for me.
I spent most of the morning trying to work out an easy pattern for more baby boots....well working out a pattern is easy but working out one that I am happy with is a different story. Anyway I now have a basic one done and tested....once I have made a few pairs then I can make more fancy and elaborate ones.
I haven't decided what my next project will be yet. I listed my little girl's waistcoat/gilet this morning
Tomorrow I hope to sort out different yarns for my next project. It has been a nice sunny day here today too...I just hope that winter is finally over. There are bluebells and wild violets all over my back garden and they look glorious.
time to get my crochet hooks at the ready !!.....

Sunday, 16 May 2010


well I have had a nice lie in (my Sunday treat)....then had to unpack the Asda shopping (online). Managed to sew up the sides of a new sleeveless cardi which I have designed and nearly finished. Lots of ends to sew in. I have also ordered some more purple yarn. It is a very popular colour but not the easiest colour to find in the shops.
I need to write this design down , once I have checked the measurements.

It is wet outside and miserable , so I shall settle down and get my next project ready .

Saturday, 15 May 2010


well, I had a nice lie in this morning. Then I sorted out all my yarns ready for my next crochet project. I need more purple yarn. It is such a popular colour yet almost impossible to find in the shops.........I shall have to compromise with mauve until I can send away for some purple.
It is a nice day here in Wales and the sea is glistening.
My first sale on Folksy arrived safely so that is good.
Time to get started on the crochet...I need to list more !!

Friday, 14 May 2010

still practicing

still trying to remember what to do , just to find this page......I will have to write this down before I forget !!!

testing day 1

LOL...just testing to see if I could find my way back on here to put another post......

Gweddus designer crochet and crafts

well....this is my first attempt at blogging so I hope you will understand and be gentle with me if I make mistakes.
I design and make crocheted items and I do a lot of other crafts too. I paint cartoons and make cards and lots of other crafts.
I am keeping this short and sweet as I haven't a clue what I am